BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM

510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-519-0770.


ALFREDO ARREGUÍN

A retrospective of 30 years of work in spiritually laden patterns. Through June 16.


HELEN LESSICK: RESIDENT HOUSES

BAM's current artist in residence shows house forms cast and sculpted from the materials of Bellevue. Through June 9.


LoCURTO/OUTCAULT

Eighteen photographs that subject the body to technological mapping techniques. Through July 14.


HENRY ART GALLERY

15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.


* GENE(SIS): CONTEMPORARY ART EXPLORES HUMAN GENOMICS

Art and science and truth and not. Including work by Eduardo Kac, Critical Art Ensemble, Catherine Chalmers, Dario Robleto, Daniel Lee, and local artists Susan Robb and Jaq Chartier. Through Aug 25.


* SHORT STORIES

A series of rotating exhibitions that include work from the permanent collection, commissioned projects, and installations. Through May 12.


SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

100 University St, 654-3100.


ART FROM AFRICA: LONG STEPS NEVER BROKE A BACK

Tribal masks, statues, robes, coffins, and some (but unfortunately too little) contemporary art. Be sure to rent the audio tour; this exhibition eschews the usual tag-on-the-wall route. Through May 19.


GLORIA BORNSTEIN: STILL LIFE

Two installations that look into the idea of roots, in both Bornstein's Polish family and her husband's Japanese heritage--specifically, Nagasaki, Japan. Through Oct 20.


TACOMA ART MUSEUM

1123 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258


ARTificial INTELLIGENCE

A look at the robot in popular culture, through posters, models, and other memorabilia from local collectors. Sponsored--not surprisingly--by Boeing. Through June 16.


12th STREET SERIES: JACK DOLLHAUSEN--A 30-YEAR START

Electronic sculptures that respond to your presence. They say interactive... we say, "Hello, HAL!"


OPENING EXHIBITIONS


JD DAVIS

New paintings in Recent Studies in Contemporary Aesthetics. Opening reception Fri April 26, 6-10 pm. Cut Kulture Gallery, 2018 First Ave, 374-8753. Through May 31.


* WENDY HANSON, YUN-FEI JI

In his first solo exhibition, New York artist Yun-Fei Ji (whose work is in this year's Whitney Biennial) shows two series of ink-on-rice-paper drawings. Hanson quite literally reflects on vanity with life-sized Mylar silhouettes. Opening reception Sat April 27, 6-8 pm. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through June 1.


MAUREEN WHITING and ROBERT CAMPBELL

Choreographer Whiting and video artist Campbell collaborate on an installation called and there was concrete skin for your face. Opening reception (with a performance by the Maureen Whiting Company) Wed May 1, 7 pm. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through May 31.


CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


13th ANNUAL FUNCTIONAL ART SHOW

The bizarre, the adapted, the functional. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through May 2.


VICTORIA ADAMS

Landscape paintings of those wide-open spaces. Winston Wächter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through May 31.


ARGENTINA AHORA

Have you been paying attention to the popular uprising in Argentina? If not, catch up now. Photographs and posters and street art by the collective Argentina Arde, and also independent photographers from New York and Seattle. Independent Media Center Gallery, 1415 Third Ave, 262-0721. Through May 9.


KERRY STUART COPPIN

Photographs of the black community experience. FotoCircle Gallery, 562 First Ave, suite 300, 624-2645. Through June 1.


CURTIS COYOTE

You've got to LOVE dioramas. I do. FeCuSi Gallery, 2036 NW Market St, 706-4011. Through May 7.


ANDREW TROSPER DEROUX

The relationship between technology and religion explored in Sacred Spaces/Artificial Inclusion. Ace Studio Gallery, 619 Western Ave, third floor. Through April 28.


GARDE RAIL at STILL LIFE

A selection of work from the gallery specializing in folk and outsider art. Still Life in Fremont Coffeehouse, 709 N 35th St, 547-9850. Through May 6.


GEOFF GARZA

Elegant, mostly muted blocks of color that seem to have been dug up somewhere around Pompeii. Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through May 15.


* TED GRUDOWSKI

Three-dimensional photographs you can lose yourself in. Vital 5 Productions, 2200 Westlake Ave, 254-0475. Through May 12.


HIMALAYAN FACES: A REFLECTION OF ENDURANCE

Photography and rugs. Fugio, 1507 Belmont Ave, 322-6677. Through May 31.


GERHARD HUHN, ROLAND GOMEZ

A "conversation" between two artists, entitled Chastity. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through May 1.


IT AIN'T THE SIZE THAT COUNTS

An exhibition of itty-bitty paintings by gallery artists, including new discovery Mark O'Malley. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through June 1.


ROBERT C. JONES, ROBERT McNOWN

New paintings and other works on paper. Writer John Boylan will discuss Jones' work at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N) Sun April 21, 2-4 pm. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through June 2.


TOMIKO JONES

The absolute genius behind The Bunny Chronicles proves that she's no one-trick rabbit. In Infused, she's showing rich, saturated photographs of empty places. The Green Room, 1424 First Ave, 262-0262. Through May 4.


CASEY KEELER

Paintings in drippy candy colors. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through April 30.


DIANE KURZYNA

An installation featuring recycled trash for the ultimate anti-princess: White Trash Wedding by Dumpster Diving Diva Kurzyna. Gallery IV, Evergreen State College, Olympia, 360-866-6000. Through May 3.


JOHN S. LEWIS

In Manifest Destiny, Lewis explores the modern landscape. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through April 29.


* JENNIFER McNEELY

Jennifer McNeely is one of my favorites among the smart-set art girls. With meticulous attention paid to everyday objects and materials--nylons, zippers, the needle and thread--McNeely grounds us in this paradox: the extremely well-made useless thing. Henriette E. Woessner Alumni Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, 723 Harvard Ave E, 323-1400. Through May 4.


JOE NEWTON, ANDREA TUCKER

Extremely cute kitties and iconic paintings of saintly sideshow people. Roq la Rue, 2224 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through May 4.


NORTHWEST CONCRETE AND VISUAL POETRY EXHIBITION

Text-as-art, in this case very, very heavy art. With an audio presentation of great 20th-century sound poets. OSEAO Gallery, 14th & Pike, above the American Artificial Limb Co, for information call 725-1650. Through May 29.


AIRYKA ROCKEFELLER

Rockefeller appears to have never met a medium she doesn't like: work in photography, sewing, found items. The Little Theatre Gallery, 608 19th Ave E, 675-2055. Through June 1.


SARAH SAVIDGE

New prints and paintings in Kustom Kollage. Kuhlman Clothing, 2419 First Ave, 441-1999. Through May 22.


TANIS MARIA S'EILTIN

A multi-media installation entitled Resulting Acts of Distillation. Sacred Circle Gallery of American Indian Art, Daybreak Star Arts Center, Discovery Park, 285-4425. Through May 17.


SAMUEL TROUT

It was hardly a year ago that I discovered young Trout selling his wares, like a Dickensian waif, for a pittance in Occidental Square. Now the power of my vision finds its proof in Trout's very first solo show. Well, maybe his good paintings had something to do with it, I don't know. Nation Gallery, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492. Through May 5.


VISTAS DEL AMOR

Work by local Latino artists on the subject of love. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. Through May 28.


* NICOLA VRUWINK

The lonely objects of the disco era. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through May 18.


MERRILL WAGNER, STEPHEN PAUL DAY, and SIBYLLE PERETTI

New "paintings" on slate by Wagner; Peretti and Day are showing a series of works that investigate desire and social commentary. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through April 28.


* DARREN WATERSTON

Reviewed this issue. I've been slow to warm to Waterston's paintings of flowers drifting through sublime spaces; but the more I look at them, the more I like them. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through June 1.


EVENTS


* FRED TOMASELLI LECTURE

Thurs April 25, 7 pm, at Plescheeff Auditorium, Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St. Tickets are $7; to order call 654-3121 or go to www.seattleartmuseum.org.

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